Answer Me 1997 Korean Drama
Answer Me 1997
Korean title: 응답하라 1997
Alternate title: Reply 1997
tvN, 16 episodes
July 24, 2012 – September 18, 2012

A throwback youth drama that became a pop-culture sensation, set back in 1997 when kpop and dramas were at the height of their first wave in popularity. Breakout roles for virtual unknowns Jung Eun-ji and Seo In-gook, who play best friends struggling with new feelings of attraction. It's everything you loved and hated about being a teenager in mortifying and heartwarming detail, told with a sharp sense of humor and just the right tinge of nostalgia.

The Cast of Answer Me 1997:

‘Answer Me 1997’


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